FL Sups declare no confidence in Accountability system

Parents, teachers and education advocates across the state are relieved that the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) has joined them in declaring an open distrust of the high-stakes FSA testing scheme and its broken credibility.  FADSS issued a unanimous statement today confirming that they had lost all confidence in the state’s school accountability…

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Make sure you are registered to vote!

Today is National Voter Registration day.  Make sure you, your friends and family are registered. Don’t be one of the million of Americans with no voice on election day. If you don’t like the way we’re being treated by our elected officials, voting is the most fundamental way to make a difference, especially in state government,…

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Florida accountability laws need ‘total rewrite,’ Pasco superintendent says

by: Jeffrey S. Solochek|Tampa Bay Times September 18, 2015 Florida’s education accountability system has lost credibility among too many Floridians to remain effective as-is, Pasco County schools superintendent Kurt Browning said Friday. Without changes, “I think it’s just going to get worse,” said Browning, the only superintendent to attend the state Senate Education Committee’s Thursday…

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Doubts grow over Florida’s school testing system as senators question new ‘validity’ study

by: Jeffry Solocheck|Tampa Bay Times September 17, 2015 Wariness over a recent study of Florida’s school testing system reached a new level Thursday as state senators learned that Department of Education officials had input on at least two drafts of the document. Already doubtful about the study’s recommendations, senators suggested its impartiality had been compromised.…

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